Matthew 28 with Terry Donaldson
Dr. Terry Donaldson (Wycliffe College, University of Toronto) talks to us about Matthew 28 (Resurrection and the Great Commission). We discuss:
- The Great Commission scene as Matthew’s narrative conclusion
- How Matthew’s ending compares with Mark’s ending
- Matthew’s apologetic concern in the presentation of Jesus’ resurrection
- Whether to translate the Greek term “Ioudaiois” (in 28:15) as “Judeans” or “Jews”
- The significance of mountains in Matthew, and Zion traditions
- Whether Jesus instructs his disciples to disciple “all the nations” or “all the Gentiles” (28:19)
- What the triadic formula (“the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”) and the promise of Jesus’ ongoing presence (vv. 19-20) suggest about Matthew’s christology
Relevant Works by Terry Donaldson
- Jesus on the Mountain: A Study in Matthean Theology. T&T Clark, 1987.
- Gentile Christian Identity from Cornelius to Constantine: The Nations, the Parting of the Ways, and Roman Imperial Ideology. Eerdmans, 2020.
Other Works Mentioned
- James Parkes, The Conflict of the Church and the Synagogue: A Study in the Origins of Antisemitism. World Publishing; Jewish Publication Society, 1961.
- Jules Isaac, Jesus and Israel. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971.
Terry Donaldson Recommends
- John Kloppenborg, Christ’s Associations: Connecting and Belonging in the Ancient City. Yale University Press, 2019.
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